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Attack Library Based Intrusion Detection System to Secure
Shashank Kumar Chaudhary 1
,Bramah Hazela 2
Department of computer science and engineering, Amity University, Lucknow, India)
Assistant Professor, Department of computer science and engineering, Amity University, Lucknow, India)
ABSTRACT: A mobile ad hoc network is a wireless network which is also infrastructure less network, these
networks are self-configuring. Due to lack of infrastructure and central management, the security issues are the
important concern. In this paper author have proposed a model which provides certificate based authentication
and attack library based Intrusion detection system. Certificate based authentication helps to establish a secure
connection, whereas attack library based intrusion detection system provide facility to detect the malicious node
present in the network.
KEYWORDS: Dynamic certificate Authority, Intrusion Detection System, mobile ad hoc networks.
A mobile ad hoc networks are the wireless network with the collection of mobile nodes. The mobile
nodes are connected in to each other during communication .The mobile nodes in the network can move up to a
range during the communication. The intermediate mobile nodes in the network act as the mobile agent. The
mobile nodes in the MANETs may be with bi-directional or unidirectional links .Each node in the network act
as the router, transmitter or receiver. The mobile nodes operate in the network because they have their individual
Fig.1 Mobile ad hoc network.
MANET follows different mobility models according to their temporal and spatial dependencies.
Mobility models used are: random waypoint, random point group mobility and freeway mobility model. Due to
the mobility of nodes the routing protocol performance affected. Due to the rapid growth of mobile gadgets such
as laptop, mobile phones, PDAs etc., MANET become the communication paradigm. Infrastructure network
based on the fixed base station which acts as access point (centralized point). Infrastructure less network are
wireless network, they are self-configuring so there is no centralized access point. MANETs was designed for
military application, natural disasters, data collection and virtual classes. MANETs are categories in two types:
open manet and closed manet. In open manet resources are shared among nodes to achieve different goal. In
closed manet resources are shared among nodes to achieve common goals .Security has become important issue
in the MANETs. Attacks in the adhoc network due to the presence of the malicious node. In this paper, MANET
security issue is tackled, namely to prevent the network from malicious node and to establish a secure
communication between the secure nodes.
MANET is a self-organizing network of mobile nodes. MANET does not have any fixed topology, due
to dynamic topology it is very difficult task to secure network topology. Several papers focused on the security
issues of the MANET.
D. Sterne, et al. , described a architecture for intrusion detection to secure MANET. The architecture
works in hierarchy it collects the detection data from leaves node and flow upward to the root node. To establish
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a secure communication, the hierarchy automatically reconfigured itself based on network topology. A new
intrusion detection system name Enhanced Adaptive Acknowledgement (EAACK) was proposed by U.
Sharmila Begam,et al. .
EAACK is able to detect the malicious node based on report of misbehaving node. While detecting malicious
node, the EAACK does not affect network performance. S.Tamilarasan, et al.  describe the logical survey to
detect the malicious node based on their behaviour and pattern, and proposed the techniques used for detecting
misbehaving nodes. To establish a trust management by monitoring the other neighbor nodes Reijo Savola 
has proposed a model, and also describe the security metrices used in MANET.
III. PROBLEM DOMAIN
In many research work different techniques have been proposed for detecting misbehaving nodes.
Detecting misbehaving node through proposed techniques is a time consuming process. These techniques are
time consuming because they are applied one by one to detect misbehaving node. To overcome this problem
author have proposed an attack library based intrusion detection system. Dynamic certificate authority based
authentication model is proposed to establish a secure communication between the nodes.
IV. BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS OF NODE IN MANETS
In MANET nodes act as receiver and transmitter within communication range. Source node
communicates to destination node through intermediate nodes present in the network. Attacker aims to attack
the network through these intermediate nodes by making these nodes malicious.
Malicious nodes tend to cause fallowing attacks:
A.) Black-Hole Attack
Fig.2 Black hole attack.
In this attack the malicious node advertise or shows itself, having the shortest path to the destination
node whose packets it wants to hamper. For e.g. in the above figure N2 (malicious node) in the network
advertise itself to have shortest path to the destination node. So N2 node wants to interrupt destination node
B. Worm-Hole Attack
The attacker creates a tunnel at malicious node so that when malicious node receives a packet it drops the packet
Fig.3 Worm hole attack.
For e.g. in the above figure the node N4 (Malicious node) creates a tunnel. When node N4 receives a packet
then it drops through the tunnel.
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C. Spoofing Attack
Misbehaving node hires the identity of another node and receives all the packets or messages of that node.
D. Denial of Service
The attacker node exploits the bandwidth of the network .The attacker node (malicious node) generates
unnecessary route requests so that to make network resources unavailable to authentic nodes.
E. Energy Consumption
Mobile nodes in MANETs have limited battery backup. So the mobile nodes save their battery power by
transmitting only necessary data. In this attack, attacker aims to consume the power of battery by routing
unnecessary packets to other nodes.
F. Information Disclosure
In MANETs the data flow in the network in the form of packets. When the data is processed information is
produced. In this attack the attacker attempts to destroy the confidentiality, integrity or availability of the data.
Attacks on confidentiality:
The attacker aims to disclose the confidential data of the data packet, which is only accessible by the
Attacks on integrity:
The integrity of the packet is lost. The attacker, alter the data packets by modification and removal of data
Attacks on availability:
In this attack the attacker node routes huge amount of unnecessary traffic to make network resources
unavailable to other nodes.
V. INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEM (IDS)
In any network intrusion detection system (IDS) monitors activities of both user and program. Intrusion
detection can be done in two ways: Network based intrusion detection and Host based intrusion detection.
Network based intrusion detection runs at the gateway of the network and monitor and captures all the
information about packet that passes through that gateway whereas host based intrusion detection system runs
on the operating system and monitors all the program and event performed by the user or host.
A. Attack Library Based Intrusion Detection System
An attack library is the collection of types and patterns of attacks. Varying components of attack library based
intrusion detection system are as follows:
The work of analyzer is to analyze and monitor the node in the network. Analyzer fallows two
methodologies for detection: misuse and anomaly detection.
Misuse detection is based on the pattern, in this detection the node pattern in terms of their event
sequence is monitor. Anomaly detection is based on the behavior monitoring, the node behavior deviations is
compared with normal behavior, if there is change then the analyzer record it.
Attack library is a collection of well-organized designed attacks and test cases. It also provides facility
to generate new test cases for new attacks. Attacks are organized in the hierarchy structure. The attack library
uses these patterns and behavior to construct the test cases. The attack library works on a step of designed test
cases. The attack library generates response on the given input. It also generates the UID (unique ID) for the
authentic node. Attack library also monitors the behavior and pattern of directly attached node.
Certificate authority is the trusted authority that can be used for issuing certificate to make secure
communication .The certificate consists of UID, block signed by certificate authority, Key .UID in the
certificate is generated by the attack library after verification of node that it is not a malicious node.
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Fig.4 Attack Library based intrusion detection system
Steps involved in attack library based intrusion detection system are:
1. Node A activates the analyzer with information to monitor node B.
2. Node A sends a request to node B to establish a communication path.
3. Node B send acknowledgement to node A. Node B send acknowledgement to ensure that he has received
the request. Node B sends a message with acknowledgement whether he wants to establish a connection or
4. Analyzer analyzing Node B during the step-2 & 3. Analyzer sends report of Node B to Node A.
5. Node A sends report and acknowledgement of node B. Node A sends ACK of Node B because it contains
network parameters like response time etc.
6. Attack library response with a message and UID (unique ID) of both nodes A & B. Message contains
information about node B where it is a malicious node or not. The UID is generated by attack library only
when the node is not a malicious node. If it is malicious then Node A broadcast a message in the network
that Node b is malicious. Here attack library monitor node A (direct attached to attack library) after getting
report and acknowledgement of node B. Attack library monitor requesting node (node A) to check it is
malicious or not.
7. Sends UID to certificate authority
VI. DYNAMIC CERTIFICATE AUTHORITY BASED AUTHENTICATION
Fig.5 Dynamic Certificate Authority.
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Dynamic certificate authority is the collection of node UID and its work is to issue certificate to
establish a secure communication between the nodes. The UID is used by certificate authority during issuing
certificate. UID is generated by the attack library during intrusion detection. Due to the concept of attack library
based UID generation only authorized nodes in the network can request for a certificate from certificate
authority. In the above diagram C(A) is certificate of node A, C(B) is certificate of node B, PRath is private key
of certificate authority, T(A) is time stamp for node A certificate, T(B) is the time stamp for node B certificate,
PUa and PUb are the public key of node A and B. Steps involved in Dynamic certificate authority to issue a
1. Node A sends a request to node B to establish a connection.
2. Node B asks for certificate from Node A.
3. Node A send request to certificate Authority to generate certificate of node A and also send public key of A.
4. Certificate authority send certificate to node A which includes UID, Time stamp of node A and public
key of A. The certificate is encrypted by certificate authority using its own private key.
5. Node A receives certificate and decrypt certificate using the public key of certificate authority. Node A
checks for time stamp T (A) to conform that the certificate is not old. Then send C (A) to node B and
request for B certificate.
6. Then node B send request to certificate authority to generate certificate C (B) and also sends his own public
key PUb .
7. Certificate authority generates certificate and encrypt with its own private key and send to node B.
8. Node B decrypts certificate using public key of certificate authority and checks time stamp. Then node B
send certificate C (B) to node A.
After exchanging certificate of each other node A and node B can establish a secure communication.
In proposed model Dynamic certificate Authority the name dynamic is used because the certificate authority
database is transfer to another authentic node present in the network. The certificate authority maintains a
priority list of nodes on the basis of number of times the node has requested for the certificate. The certificate
authority selects that node which has less time requested for certificate because that node power energy backup
is more than the other busy nodes present in network.
Fig.6 Transfer of certificate authority database.
1. Steps involved during the transfer of certificate authority database are:
2. Certificate authority selects the node from priority list to which he wants to transfer the certificate authority
database. After selecting the node certificate authority send request for UID of node X.
3. The node X response to the request and send UID to certificate authority.
4. Certificate authority checks for the UID and conform that the node is authentic or correct one. Then
certificate authority send a message to node X which include that he wants to establish a connection and
attach a time stamp that is used maintain a session for given period of time.
5. Node X sends conformation message.
6. Certificate authority transfer database to node X.
7. Certificate authority update attack library with the UID of new certificate authority.
8. After all these process the Node X acts as the new certificate authority.
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This paper focuses on security measures to secure MANETs from attacker. The proposed model which
is based on Attack library based intrusion detection system, helps in detecting the malicious node to secure the
network. Further dynamic certificate authority based authentication model have been proposed which is used to
make an trusted communication between the nodes by using exchanging certificate.
VIII. FUTURE SCOPE
Many research has been done and going on the security of MANET. Moreover the proposed security
model is used to detect the malicious node and to make a secure communication. Our future work will include
the further exploration of attack library i.e. patterns, test cases and to implement the proposed model using
I would like to thanks Maj. K.K. Ohri (AVSM), Pro.V.C, Amity University, Lucknow Campus. I would
like to further extend my sincere gratitude to Prof. S.T.H. Abdi, Director(ASET) , and Brig. Umesh Chopra,
Deputy Director (ASET), Amity University, Lucknow Campus for their encouragement. I am extremely grateful
to Prof.Deepak Arora, head of computer science and engineering department for this insightful comment. I would
like to express my sincere thanks to Bramah Hazela , Assistant professor , Department of computer science and
engineering ,Amity University Lucknow.
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